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Analysis of French-American news • French cultural events in the United States • Interviews with leading intellectuals • Fashion tips • Traditional and contemporary recipes • Reports from across the United States • Authors’ perspectives on America • Portraits of artists, entrepreneurs, and other French-American personalities • The best of Francophone literature translated into English • French movies and series in theaters and online • French habits and linguistic subtleties • Unique places to visit in France • And so much more…
This month, travel with us to Michel Foucault’s California in a psychedelic road trip to the heart of Death Valley! Read next a profile of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the first pro-American French president of the Fifth Republic, who passed away last December. And in time for la Chandeleur on February 2, we tell you everything about America’s fascination for “French pancakes” – les crêpes! Last but not least, discover the latest, most up-to-date edition of our French Education Guide, the comprehensive state-by-state listing of all French dual-language schools and programs in the United States.
The Passing of a Pro-American President
A pro-American French president was once as uncommon as a jovial Parisian parking enforcement officer. Though Nicolas Sarkozy is often thought
to be the first such rara avis, he was preceded by Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who died last December at the age of 94.
in the Market for a Miracle Cure
Caught between the French model’s publicly-funded resilience and the American model’s reliance on private donors, museums on both sides of the Atlantic are carefully considering their future in light of the crisis.
MICHEL FOUCAULT IN AMERICA
Psychedelic Wanderings Through Death Valley
From 1970 until his death in 1984, the author of Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality maintained close professional and personal ties with the United States. This is what readers will discover in Foucault in California, a memoir by Simeon Wade published in the United States in 2019 and recently translated into French.
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The Gentleman’s Style: Fabulous Winter Fibers. By Julien Scavini
Jean Patou and America, a Mutual Fascination. By Emmanuelle Polle
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